This pink covered novel caught my eye as soon as I
entered the bookshop. It looked instantly cheery and the title sounding
whimsical and romantic. When I started reading The Cottage at Rosella
Cove, I realised that the story had all of these qualities, but also a
coating of pain, tragedy and life lessons. So what is it about?
We follow the experiences of lead character Nicole Miller - a published, award-winning author, who is engaged to a successful lawyer named Mark and is living in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Surry Hills.
Things seem ideal until Nicole suffers a series of devastating life events including the loss of a child and the realisation that not only is Mark manipulating but he has also been syphoning money out of her account. Their relationship becomes increasingly toxic and with limited money and without the support of any family or friends she decides to leave Sydney and disappear without a trace to start a new life.